Richard J. LaRue

1926–1988 (Age 61)
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Richard J.

When Richard J. LaRue was born in December 1926, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, Russell J La Rue, was 28 and his mother, Mildred M. Strong, was 24. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 29 June 1988, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell J La Rue
Mildred M. Strong
Janet R. Larue
James R. Larue
Richard J. LaRue
Kenneth D. LaRue

Parents & Siblings

  • Russell J La Rue


  • Female1902–2001Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road, track, or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’), with the definite article la.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Richard J Larue in household of Russel J Larue, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Larue in entry for Kenneth D Larue, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard Jay LaRue, "New Hampshire Marriage Certificates, 1948-1959"

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